Mazda Formally Unveils 2025 CX-70, There’s More Here Than The Sum Of Its Parts

Mazda’s commitment to the SUV segment has grown over the past few years. Models like the CX-50, CX-30, and even the flagship CX-90 are keen to show that the Japanese auto brand is willing to play with some of the most iconic high rollers in the segment. That includes the two-row side of the coin and Mazda has decided to fill a gap in its lineup with the all-new 2025 Mazda CX-70 which slots in between the CX-90 and the smaller CX-50 in the brand’s SUV lineup.   It May Look Like A CX-90 But Look Closer At first glance, …

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Mazda Iconic SP Concept Is Our Best Preview Yet Of Company’s Performance EV Plans

When Mazda confirmed that it was expanding its presence in the all-electric segment, it was safe to assume that the Miata sports car would eventually conform to this new reality. But while the company has so far not released formal details about what this means production-wise, it has done the next best thing with the unveiling of the Mazda Iconic SP Concept, which drew plenty of stares at the 2023 Japan Mobility Show.   Iconic SP Concept Draws Inspiration From European Icons At first glance, it’s hard to ignore the fact that Mazda designers took inspiration from classic European sports …

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Mazda MX-30 Axed In U.S. MX-30 R-EV Not Coming To Our Shores Either

The Mazda MX-30 was a very curious EV offering when Mazda first revealed it several years ago. The stylish CUV was supposed to be Mazda’s first foray into the EV ranks, but sales were initially limited to the California market only. Mazda’s recent confirmation of the MX-30 REV plug-in hybrid appeared to confirm that the company was potentially ready to expand the MX-30’s availability. However, the company has confirmed that it’s not only axing the MX-30 for the U.S. market but also not bringing the MX-30 R-EV to our shores either.   Slow Sales and Compromised Range Proved To Be …

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2024 Mazda CX-50 Gets Incremental Updates, Pricing Ladder Gets Bumped Up Too

The 2024 Mazda CX-50 was designed to be an alternative to the Subaru Outback while also answering what would happen if some of Mazda’s premium touches were sprinkled onto a wagon-shaped crossover. Mazda is adding some minor updates to the 2024 model, which may seem undetectable at first glance, but aim to add incremental improvements to the driving experience for the new model year.   Updated CX-50 Suspension Has Better Trail Capability One of the updates on hand for the new model year is updated dampers, with Mazda claiming that they have been retuned for the purpose of “encouraging more …

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Mazda Announces Pricing and Packages For 2024 Mazda CX-90, Starts At $40,970

Mazda stated in the past that it wasn’t going to treat the 2024 Mazda CX-90 like any other vehicle launch, and it gave us a slice of how committed it was when the company invited select members of the media (us included) to see the 2024 Mazda CX-90 ahead of its official debut a few weeks ago. Mazda is not letting its foot off the gas and has officially confirmed the pricing and package structure for the CX-90, with the base model starting at $40,970 (all pricing includes the $1,375 destination charge).    Choice Defines The CX-90 Buying Experience The …

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Road Test Review – 2023 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus – Mazda’s Lone Sedan Still Has Charm And Performance

Mazda is in a very interesting place right now. The Japanese auto giant has always been known for offering buyers a unique blend of value and performance. However, changing sales dynamics and a surge in SUV demand have forced Mazda to alter its sales plans, with the company putting a greater emphasis on SUVs. That has come at the cost of some of their sedan entries, with the Mazda6 being axed a few years ago. The 2023 Mazda3 is now the lone sedan entry, but does the compact four-door still have the magic needed to help it retain its enviable …

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Mazda MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV Silences Range Anxiety With Rotary Engine, Gets 373 Miles Of Range

The Mazda MX-30 promised to preview the EV future that Mazda is aiming to achieve with its vehicle lineup. But while the small CUV was stylish and offered an impressive array of sustainability in its interior, the EV’s paltry 100 miles of range between charges was arguably its biggest weakness and limited it to the California market. But Mazda is hoping that the all-new Mazda MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV will not only silence all the critics but also finally allow the MX-30 to blossom to its full potential.   MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV IS Europe Only For Now, But U.S. Is Next …

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Mazda MX-30 Rotary Hybrid To Be Revealed Next Week, Will Mark Return Of Rotary Power

Rumors have been circulating about Mazda’s interest in adding the iconic rotary engine to its future green-focused models. However, the company has not revealed too much about these plans, until now, with Mazda confirming that the MX-30 PHEV will be making its debut next week at the Brussels Auto Show.   MX-30 PHEV Will Spearhead Rotary Revival Mazda, for its part, didn’t reveal too much information about the model but showed a symbol that will accompany the new model. It’s a tasteful mixture of the basic shape of the rotary engine with a small lowercase “e” in the center. This …

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Mazda Previews 2023 CX-60 CUV, Will Be Positioned Below Bigger CX Utilities

Mazda has been on a mission to completely revamp its utility vehicle lineup with the company recently unveiling the CX-50 which is slotted above the CX-30 utility. The company is continuing to try and fill every gap possible in its attempts to maximize profits. While the company is still keeping a couple of them behind a veil of secrecy, Mazda chose to provide a glimpse of the next piece of the puzzle, the CX-60.   CX-60 Is Moving On Up The CX-60 continues Mazda’s push into bigger segment categories and is slotted above the CX-50. The lone image that Mazda …

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Mazda Confirms CX-50 SUV, Will Spearhead Five New Utility Models With Inline Six Engines

Mazda has admitted in the past that it plans to rapidly expand its lineup of utility models as the performance-minded car giant shifts its priorities to take greater advantage of the recent surge in SUV demand. Various rumors helped provide glimpses into this future, but Mazda has finally confirmed it, revealing that it will not only bring an all-new CX-50 into the family but that it will also bring four more utility models into the fold.   Upcoming CX-50 Is A Sign Of Things To Come While Mazda is choosing to wait until November to reveal the CX-50 in full, …

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Mazda Unveils Updated 2022 CX-5, Tweaked Styling Promises To Elevate Elegance And Sportiness

The Mazda CX-5 is one of the few in the utility vehicle segment that has managed to nail the perfect balance of sport-inspired performance and value-focused luxury that can actually blur the line between mainstream and luxury when equipped properly. But even the ultimate jack of all trades needs to be refreshed once in a while, and the company has unveiled the updated 2022 CX-5, which follows closely on the heels of its recently unveiled Chinese market cousin.   Subtle Evolution Focuses On The Essentials The exterior styling of the 2022 CX-5 shares a lot of its basic traits with …

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Unearthed Mazda Patent Points To Possible Return Of Rotary Engine, Also Highlights Novel Hybrid System

Mazda has long been a persistent believer in the potential of the rotary engine. The rotary (also known as the Wankel engine) has been around for awhile, but following a brief period in the 1970s where the novel engine was viewed as a potential solution to improving fuel economy, the engine has largely languished in the background. The last production model to utilize one was (unsurprisingly) the long axed Mazda RX-8 sports car. But Mazda has not given up on the idea of using it, and a recently unearthed patent appears to suggest that Mazda is closer to reviving the …

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Road Test Review – 2019 Mazda MX-5 RF – By Carl Malek

Perfection, how hard is it to indeed update an icon that has been winning over the hearts of enthusiasts for the past several decades? Mazda engineers had the unenviable task of bringing even more magic into the ND platformed MX-5 (aka the Miata,) which already had the formula for fun sports car ownership firmly baked into its DNA when it originally debuted in 2016. But is it really worth it to trade up to a 2019 MX-5 versus its older predecessors? We were keen to find out, and see if this newly refreshed MX-5 does indeed have the tools necessary …

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